We recommend using Milestones when working on larger,
more complex projects. Milestones ensures you will receive payment for the
tasks you completed during the project, in turn allowing buyers to establish
trust in your services and work in steps to ensure satisfaction.
Milestones can be used when sending offers. For more
information, see Sending Offers.
To use Milestones:
- Within your custom offer, select Milestones (for
orders over $100).
- Fill out a name for each, along with the time it
will take you to complete this Milestone, and the amount you would like to
charge for it. You can have up to three Milestones per project. On the
Final Delivery, you will need to submit the full project for delivery
(after your last step in the project).
- Fill out the rest of your details and
click Submit Offer.
Buyers will be charged for the 1st Milestone when placing the order and
then for future Milestones they will be charged again automatically for
the next Milestone each time they choose to accept a delivered
If the Buyer chooses to stop an order (they can do so after each Milestone
is delivered), you will be notified not to continuing working on future
After the entire order is marked as completed, whether it was stopped by
the buyer, or finished, you will be paid according to the Milestones
completed. For example, if the buyer decides to stop the order after two
out of three Milestones have been delivered, the order will be updated to
"completed" and you will receive the payment for two out of the
Note: The Milestones feature is not available for all
sellers, and in all categories.